Palo Alto Weekly

News - January 27, 2012

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Jan. 21)

Priorities: The council voted to maintain all of its 2011 priorities in 2012. The priorities are: finances, environmental sustainability, emergency preparedness, land use and transportation, and youth wellbeing. The council also directed its Policy and Services Committee to review the city's priority-setting process. Yes: Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd, Yeh No: Burt

City Council (Jan. 23)

Medical: The council discussed a consultant study recommending changes to the city's Emergency Medical Services program. Action: None

Antennas: The council approved installation of 19 AT&T antennas on existing utility poles and directed staff to review the location of an antenna proposed for 1880 Park Blvd. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Price, Scharff, Shepherd No: Schmid Recused: Yeh

Parks and Recreation Commission (Jan. 24)

Officers: The commission nominated Ed Lauing and Daria Walsh as its chair and vice chair, respectively. Action: None

Updates: The commission heard an update on the El Camino Park improvement project. Action: None

Planning and Transportation Commission (Jan. 25)

Traffic calming: The commission voted to make permanent the traffic-calming project at North California Avenue. Yes: Fineberg, Keller, Martinez, Michael, Tanaka, Tuma Abstained: Garber

Lytton Gateway: The commission discussed a proposal to build a five-story mixed-use building at Alma Street and Lytton Avenue, site of the former Shell gas station. The commission directed applicants to return at a later date with more "public benefits." Yes: Garber, Keller, Martinez, Michael, Tanaka, Tuma No: Fineberg

Council Rail Committee (Jan. 26)

Caltrain: The committee heard an update on efforts to close Caltrain's operating deficit. Action: None

Rail: The committee heard an update from its Sacramento lobbyist about the latest legislation regarding high-speed rail. Action: None

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